Gary is the Chief Executive of Woodknowledge Wales (www.woodknowledgewales.co.uk), which is a for-public-good member organisation focused upon the transformation of Wales into a high value forest nation. Gary is also co-founder and Chair of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (www.asbp.org.uk) - an organisation committed to bringing product sustainability, resource use and the principles of the circular economy to the centre of the construction debate. Gary is a construction engineer by training and early career. After completing a wood science masters at Bangor University, Gary established Plant Fibre Technology Ltd and has been instrumental in taking a number of plant based products from concept to market. In recent years Gary has acted in a consultancy capacity for governments in both Cardiff and Westminster focused on the strategic development of forest industries in general and the use of timber in construction in particular.